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Nikkei Chronicles #6—Itadakimasu 2!: Another Taste of Nikkei Culture

No Time for ITADAKIMASU!

Chuck Tasaka

Itadakimasu. What’s that? I never heard of it when I was growing up in postwar Canada. Japanese Language School didn’t exist in Greenwood. The only word similar to that was “Itai!” or “Itai-na!” when your older brother or sister was shoving you aside to get the best seat at the …

Nisei Nicknames

Chuck Tasaka

In this day of hi-tech computer with iPhone, iPad, Galaxy, and so forth, whatever happened to the old fashion nicknames? Nowadays, you hear of famous athletes with nicknames like Burnsie, Burr, Marky, JJ, JR, or AJ. Quite vanilla, I think. There should be more “wasabi” injected into the present day …

Nisei: When The Nisei-nts Go Marching In ...

Chuck Tasaka

When the saints go marching in, oh when the saints go marching in…. oh when the Nisei-nts go marching in…… There was Christian influence in Japan when missionaries had travelled there in the 1800s. Even before that Jesuit priests from Portugal were present. Tokugawa government tried to put a stop …

75th Anniversary of the Japanese Canadian Internment

Chuck Tasaka

What was to be a simple, casual get-together to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Japanese Canadian Internment, a Nikkei “Woodstock-like Love-in” occurred at St. Joseph the Worker School in Richmond on April 29th!

Nisei: Immigration To Canada

Chuck Tasaka

Manzo Nagano is credited for being the first Japanese settler in Canada in 1877, though he was not the first to come to B.C. Japanese sailors were rescued from a shipwrecked whaling boat as early as 1834. In Ann-Lee and Gordon Switzer’s books Gateway to Promise and Sakura in Stone, …

Nisei: Nikkei Connection to McLean Mill

Chuck Tasaka

Did you know that there was a very small settlement of Japanese Canadians at the McLean Mill in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in the early thirties?

Nisei: Yancha Kozo For All Seasons - Part 4

Chuck Tasaka

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Nisei: Yancha Kozo For All Seasons - Part 3

Chuck Tasaka

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Nisei: Yancha Kozo For All Seasons - Part 2

Chuck Tasaka

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Nisei: Yancha Kozo For All Seasons - Part 1

Chuck Tasaka

Post-war babies born in the internment camps should be considered the ‘Lucky Ones’? These children didn’t suffer the whole forced removal ordeal beginning in 1942. They were born in Greenwood, New Denver, Kaslo, Slocan City or Lillooet where there were hospitals. There were several Nisei doctors serving in those areas.

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A graduate of U.B.C. and retired teacher since 2002. Coached various sports for 41 years, but in 2010, I wanted to devote more time to the Nikkei history. I wrote two books, "Hanatare Bozu" and " Family History of Greenwood-Midway.

Intereses Nikkei

  • historias de comunidades
  • historias familias
  • japonesa/comida nikkei

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